Treasure mapping! (aka vision boards)

last year i made my first treasure map.  for those of you who don't know what a treasure map is its a visual representation of goals you'd like to see manifested in your life.  the ideal time to make a treasure map is during the aries new moon - which this year is april 15th.  aries is the first sign of the zodiac and the time of new beginnings.

last year i made my first one.   a few friends came over with posterboard and magazines and scissors and glue and we spent the nite cutting and sharing and pasting!  we had a total blast!  i am looking forward to making another one again this year.   

once i find out that that there is a right way to do something - i tend to do it that way.  that is how it is with treasure mapping.  there are certain rules to follow....

1 - the time before the aries new moon is spent decluttering your mind, body, space...whatever!  you may find yourself doing that naturally as spring approaches (why do you think we all feel a need to spring clean!) and this is the reason why.  you are basically preparing yourself for a fresh new start. - ridding yourself and your surroundings of clutter!  it is also the time to rid yourself of bad relationships and any negative-ness in your life.  remove it!

2 - while you can think about what you'd like to see manifest this year- you do not look up images or start cutting pictures or pasting anything until april 15th.  i won't buy a single magazine until that day.  if you want to buy mags or borrow mags you can do so now...but you cannot open them until the 15th!

3 - while you can set up your tm anyway you want - last year i followed the 9 baguas of feng shui and placed images in each specific section.  i'm not sure what i'll do this year.  i read someone's idea of making a book of sorts with 9 sections based on the baguas.  i like that idea b/c i like the idea of making it portable.  i had taken a picture of my poster and printed it out to keep in my journal - but i didn't find myself looking at it as much as i wanted.  making my journal from my board may be more powerful.

this weekend i will pull down my tm from last year and really look at it.  i want to see what has manifested and what has not.  after a quick glance i can see some things that have and others that suddenly seem to be manifesting now...and that is very likely to happen in general.

  i want to see if there is anything i'd like to possibly carry over...and other things i don't.  i want to look at what did not manifest and see if in fact i worded my intention correctly (b/c it is very important to word your intentions correctly - if you chose to use intentions)  i used a combination of images, printed text and afirmations i wrote myself on the board. 

if you've always wanted to make one but never did i'd recommend doing it!  you have plenty of time to research it before the aries new moon so you can make one this year!  you can have your children do one too.   either have them go through magazines as well or just draw pictures of what they'd like to have in the upcoming year!  it may end up a wishlist of toys (lol) but maybe one or 2 things might actually come through as "goals". 

i'm sure i'll be posting more info as the time nears and i definitely will be posting this year's board!  i have a lot of things i'd like to see manifested this upcoming year!!


  1. Wow, this is amazing. I love vision boards, and your looks amazing.
    Have a great weekend

  2. My yoga teacher does these and I've thought it would be great to do. I'm doing one this year for sure on the 15th. I've always thought it was weird that we think of January first as a new start! Spring makes so much more sense. xo Kyndale

  3. Hi Lorena,
    thanks for the great post today. I've been dream boarding for about 3 years now. The first board I made everything came true on it and now I'm so there.
    I really appreciate you sharing these wonderful tips to building a dream board/treasure map. I hadn't heard of these before and I look forward to putting them into my board practice.
    Take care and keep dreaming.

  4. Hey, should we make plans to do this again? I still have mine from last year hanging in my office, and I'd love to do it again for 2010!